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post #1 of 11
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This isnt a good week for me on drives, first my desktop , now two of my portable drives decide that its funny to stop working.

Regarding the portable drives,
I have two WD Portable drives, one is 60gb the other is 80gb 2.5" drives. I have them in caddy's. The problem is that , the computer detects them (i.e. the sound and icon that new hardware has been detected) but never shows them.
In WD diagnostics, the 60gb drive shows up but i can do any checks on it. I hear this kinda single noise about 3 times then nothing..... its not loud , but not soft either. I dont have the 80gb with me as i am away .
Are they both in harddrive heaven ? Could someone suggest something please ? otherwise i'll rma them both .
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go to control panel. click admin tools, click comp managment. click disk management. do you see them on this list? if you do you may have to make it a active partision
    
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well, i dont see one of them on that , i see it in wd diagnostics though :S
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post #4 of 11
did u just add this drive to a new or different system or has it worked on this system before?

if not then u need to create an active partition like the guy above said.
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As i have written in the first post, both are portable hard drives in caddy's i.e. external enclosures (not sure which term is used by everyone).
I had been using both for abt 6-8 months now.
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post #6 of 11
Is that a clicking noise coming from the drive? Or a noise coming out of the speakers from windows?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by animal8788
Is that a clicking noise coming from the drive? Or a noise coming out of the speakers from windows?
Sorry, my bad, its a noise from the drive.
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could you describe the noises?
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Typically the disc makes a clicking noise, when it's worn almost out.
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Originally Posted by Akhen
could you describe the noises?
kinda like a floppy being read .its like braanggg tada tada <--- best way i could think of putting in words.it doesnt quite describe it . sorry
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